While grooming each other, chimpanzees move their mouths at a rate similar to human speech. It's another clue in the mystery of speech's evolution.
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The gut microbiomes of apes living in captivity resemble those of some people more than they resemble apes living in the wild.
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Young male chimpanzees who have their mothers around are more likely to survive later in life, research finds. The same isn't true for chimp daughters.
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Chimpanzees that use tools and complex processes to get at termites are more likely to share those skills with their offspring, researchers report.
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Why are humans "the fat primate"? Because of changes in DNA packaging that curbed our body's ability to turn white fat brown, say researchers.
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Gold and iron mining in West Africa eat up space where chimpanzees like to hang out, but national parks may keep them safe.
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